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 Dynamic posturology – Method OTTE

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Orthokinesy-Kinepody – Method Otte



What is the OTTE Method?

This therapy is a specialization for physiotherapists – manual therapists, osteopaths and chiropractitiens.
The orthokinesy-kinepody is a proprioceptive therapy that is based on the manipulation of the human body in its natural stage of postural dynamic tension.
This method is safe and can effectively release losses from joint and tissue mobility. The manipulation can be done from skin to tissue depth.

The orthokinesic handling differs from other manipulative techniques (osteopathy, chiropractic, …) by its action on a full body tension.
Manipulations are then performed as the patient is standing and in movement (trampling, walking, …). It is mainly used in standing position (postural and dynamic), but can also be used in positions that recreate natural tension set (supine and sitting).

The therapist has the control of a specific act, which takes place in continuity and fluidity with the different tissues. This method is perceived by the patient brain as a readjustment of tissues throughout their path during the action. Cette manipulation est rapide et stimule tous les tissus proprioceptifs (du superficiel au profond : peau, fascia, muscle, ligament, os).

The orthokinesic manipulation includes the entire body; it is oriented on the feet, legs, pelvis, organs, spine, thorax, upper limbs and skull.

This operation is fast and stimulates all the proprioceptive tissue (from superficial to deep: skin, fascia, muscle, ligament, bone).

In general, only one session is enough to release the lost tissue and joint mobility. Several sessions may be needed to ensure a prolonged cortical proprioceptive anchor.

Orthokinesy-kinepody is also a method that strongly emphasizes research mechanical causes that disrupt the body homeostasis.

For this reason, a careful analysis in postural and dynamic of the human body is a priority. The examination of choice, named kinepodic is a posturo-dynamic evaluation that includes a postural analysis in orthostatic and orthodynamic,  an osteopodic and orthodynamic of the foot, as well as an orthofonctional analysis  of theTMJ and oculomotor.

The main objective of this method is, as its name suggests (ortho = right physio = movement), to recover a physiological joint and tissue dynamic that can last in time.

This is why the method may involve stimulation by manual manipulation to stimulation by active therapeutic tools (based on the deficiencies of the patient). Therapeutic tools used by orthokinesist-kinepodist are active kinepodic orthotic, the active buccal orthotic and active eye board.

The orthokinesy-kinepody emphasizes the dynamic proprioceptive stimulation of the feet, temporomandibular joints and eyes because they are the dominant organs that generate postural tension.

The feet are, logically, the organs that have the greatest importance since the entire body rests on them. Improper foot function can be the source of a dynamic postural imbalance by an action in ascending chain.
Jaws and eyes are also likely to cause postural disorders in descending chain dynamics. Moreover, they are often the cause of poor head position in space.